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January 3, 1988 | Jack Miles and DR
In March, 1987, art historian Frederick Hartt announced the discovery of a small stucco torso which he believed to be Michelangelo's model for his famous "David." Now, in DAVID--BY THE HAND OF MICHELANGELO: THE ORIGINAL MODEL REDISCOVERED (Abbeville Press: $37.50; 144 pp.; color and black-and-white photography throughout), Hartt--with the assistance of photographer David Finn--defends his identification. The badly damaged torso measures just over 20 centimeters. But by removing size cues from photographs of it and matching photographs of the "David," Finn succeeds in making the similarity of the two visually almost beyond argument.
August 11, 2012 | By Jeannine Stein
The exercise is called a triceps kick, but it will give a workout to several other parts of the body too. It's demonstrated by Pasadena-based fitness expert, video host and teacher Tracey Mallett ( She is the founder of Booty Barre, a technique that combines elements of dance, yoga and Pilates to strengthen and stretch the body. As you do the exercise, make sure that the spine, neck and head are aligned and that the movements are slow and deliberate. What it does In addition to strengthening the triceps this dynamic exercise also engages lower body muscles such as the glutes and hamstrings as well as the core.
April 30, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man was shot and killed behind his mother's home, a week after surviving another shooting. Joseph McMullen, 29, was shot at least six times in the torso shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday and died by the time authorities arrived. On the morning of April 22, McMullen was hospitalized after being shot once in the back, also near his mother's home.
May 24, 2004 | Roy M. Wallack
Deep-water running, an activity popular with older Americans and athletes recovering from leg injuries, works well for anyone seeking the aerobic and flexibility benefits of running without the impact and exhaustion. This easy, safe and fun activity uses a torso flotation device and ankle-foot floats to keep your body suspended and head above water, while simulating running in the pool's deep end. Here are four versions to consider.
June 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked at night by a bear and severely injured, but she made a 911 call that led to her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso and leg wounds. She was in critical condition in Anchorage, police said.
January 10, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"The Torso" is the unifying theme of an eclectic group show featuring 11 artists working in a variety of media. Unlike the more popular genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, the torso is an oddly idiosyncratic form, replete with contradictions and ambiguity. Its stunted, limbless disfiguration suggests physical violence, sadomasochism, a sense of incompleteness.
October 24, 2003 | From Associated Press
A nude torso of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, went on public display in New York on Thursday -- the first time the alluring marble sculpture from the 1st century BC has been seen outside her mythical birthplace. With her classic figure and glowing patina, "Aphrodite Anadyomene," or Aphrodite emerging from the sea, literally came out of the Mediterranean. The 3-foot-tall torso was recovered by divers at Na Paphos in 1956 on the southwest coast of Cyprus.
November 12, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 25-year-old man walking in his Canoga Park neighborhood Monday was shot and killed by an unknown gunman. Witnesses told police the man was walking north on Loma Verde Avenue at 5:25 p.m. when a dark-colored vehicle, possibly an SUV, pulled up. The driver got out, ran up to the victim and opened fire, shooting him several times in the torso.
January 9, 2012 | Karen Voight, Good Form
Use light weights in this exercise for a convenient, fast and effective way to work the fronts and backs of your arms at the same time. Remember to pull your abdominal muscles in to support your spine in this forward bend. Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Grasp a pair of 3- to 5-pound dumbbells, bend your knees slightly and lean forward so your torso is almost parallel to the floor. Keep your elbows next to the sides of your torso. Straighten your right arm behind you until your elbow is straight and next to your body.
October 29, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Ari Bloomekatz
Body parts found at two treatment plants 30 miles away from each other appear to be related, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. The upper torso of a woman was found at a waste treatment plant near Whittier on Monday and is believed to match a pelvis and legs found Saturday at a water treatment plant in Carson, officials said. Detectives are treating the matter as a homicide, said Lt. Mike Rosson of the Sheriff's Department. Coroner's officials said they will examine the DNA of the body parts to be sure they are linked.
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